[scribus-dev] a bug about Page Type

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Nov 8 17:04:39 UTC 2016

hi greg

imo, rightness and leftness of master pages are simply wrong in scribus.

(well, it's not really "imo"...)

facing master pages should be defined as one master page and the left / 
right version should automatically be picked (depending on the page 
where it is applied).

it's not a hard fix, but someone has to do that. and, first, there 
should be some awareness that the current situation is screwed.

and adding workarounds in the scripter is imo not the way to go.


On 08/11/16 16:50, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> A bug was created asking for a new Scripter command, setPageType().
> https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=14348
> The filer is writing a script that seemingly might be doing some
> imposition too, judging from his comments.
> At any rate, he is bothered by the fact that when he goes to make a PDF,
> he gets feedback that there is a mismatch between the page type of his
> created Master Page and the page that it's on.
> As I looked into this, for one thing it seems that whenever you create a
> Master Page with Scripter, it will be a Right Page (the Left parameter
> is always "0").
> It also looked to me that getPageType() checks the type of the actual
> page, not the Master Page, but now I'm not so sure. I just made a facing
> pages file, and the Master Pages had the page type set, but all the
> document pages had LEFT = "0". If you edit the SLA and change the
> setting in actual pages, Scribus doesn't seem to care, but if you change
> it in a Master Page, you get the warning.
> About the only solution I can think of would be to add a parameter in
> createMasterPage() for the page type (since you can set this when you
> create a new Master Page in the main window), but that wouldn't help a
> situation when you might apply that Master Page to both right and left
> pages, since you would still get the warning. I did suggest he could
> edit the SLA file, though that seems more work than it's worth.
> So in the end, it seems to me one of these situations where you may have
> to note but ignore a warning. It's certainly not the only kind of error
> we might ignore on a routine basis.
> Greg
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